Scandinavia Self Drive tours

Book a self drive tour in Scandinavia with a choice of land excursions. See the stunning scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, stay in a ice hotel in Lapland or view the stunning Northern Lights while visiting Santa Clause at Christmas.

Scandinavian travel packages with lots of things to do & great holiday experiences. Book a self drive tour in Scandinavia with our travel agency.

Self drive tours of Scandinavia

Experience a self drive holiday of a lifetime in a destination that is known for its pristine landscapes that have vistas that have to be seen to be believed. Booking a self drive tour gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore Iceland and the Nordic countries at your own pace. Create your own open road adventure, start the morning when you please, eat anywhere you like, hike to see natural wonders and drive on the roads less travelled.

Whatever your preference, our travel agency can manage all the organisation for you to create a fully supported self driving holiday using our experience and knowledge. We can recommend the best driving routes to take to suit your interests and organise accommodation as well as car hire bookings complete with suggestions for memorable stops or land tours.

Golden Circle self drive tour to see Seljalandsfoss

The Golden
Circle

This popular self drive tour focuses on the many star attractions of beautiful South Iceland of Iceland.

The tour hits all the major hot spots of the region, including the famous attractions of the Golden Circle, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and stunning black beaches.

Plus there are a few more great stops along the way.

Self driving tour to see The Northern Lights Lirkjufellsfoss Nordurljos

The Northern
Lights

See the Northern Lights with a self drive tour road trip that explores the west and south of Iceland including overnight stays in areas that provide a fabulous backdrop for viewing the Northern Lights.

Experience majestic glaciers including Vatnajokull’s ever-changing angles, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell and discover the impressive volcanic and glacial natural wonders.

Self driving tour in Scandinavia Iceland to see Dettifoss Waterfall

Around
Iceland

A well-paced Ring Road itinerary that lets you really enjoy the best of Iceland’s natural wonders.

Enjoy visiting national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, the magnificent volcanoes of Lake Mývatn and the northern Vatnajökull National Park.

Drive to historical or cultural significance places.

Golden Circle self drive tour to see Geysir hot spring

Custom made
itinerary

If you want to create your own custom made self drive itinerary then our travel agency can help you do this.

We can use existing itineraries to then customise different aspects and plan a self drive holiday that takes you to the places you desire with everything organised for you.

Custom made self drive holidays are easy.

Scandinavia is one of the worlds best holiday locations for a self driving tour. You can drive your car to see the stunning scenery of the Norwegian Fjords, the raw beauty of Iceland, the modern capitals of Stockholm or Copenhagen or to the visually stunning Northern Lights

We are an experienced travel agent that can book group tours, cruises and self drive holidays to Scandinavia.

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Caroline

"... a well thought out trip with its many diverse attractions and experiences.

I was initially sceptical about the museum visits, reindeer farm and husky venue. Again you showed that I was wrong because they were so educational and enlightening.

I never felt rushed and this truly felt like a holiday."
Mary

Incredible destinations

Scandinavia consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, while the Nordic countries also include Finland and Iceland each one offering unique driving experiences.

Inspiring
itineraries

We are a travel agent that puts you in control. We will help you craft a self drive itinerary that suits the places you want to see & the group of people you are travelling with.

Flexible travel
options

Iceland boasts some of the best driving roads in the world. We offer flexible holiday packages to suit any travel method with a mix of driving, land excursions and cruises.

A well-paced Ring Road itinerary that lets you really enjoy the best of Iceland’s natural wonders. Enjoy visiting national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, the magnificent volcanoes of Lake Mývatn and the northern Vatnajökull National Park. Visit historical or cultural significance places, or bask in the midnight sun in one of Iceland’s many geothermal heated pools and springs.

Highlights include;
  • Drive to the legendary waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir
  • From Hvalfjordur fjord to the historic and scenic Borgarfjordur region
  • Travel north through Borgarfjordur to the shores of Hunafloi bay
  • Continue to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland
  • Experience the unique Lake Myvatn area

Chase the Northern Lights in this winter road trip that explores the west and south of Iceland including overnight stays in areas that provide a fabulous backdrop for viewing the Northern Lights. Discover the much loved natural attractions of the Golden Circle – Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. 

Experience majestic glaciers including Vatnajokull’s ever-changing angles, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell and discover the impressive volcanic and glacial natural wonders of Borgarfjordur and Snæfellsjokull National Park. 

Find time to relax in the thermal waters of the hot springs en route.

Highlights include;
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle area and it’s must-see attractions
  • Witness the shimmering icebergs resting on black sand at Diamond Beach
  • See the magnificent waterfall Skogafoss
  • Visit the impressive volcanic and glacial natural wonders of Borgarfjordur
  • Overnight in glacial locations which make a fabulous

This popular road trip (self-drive tour) focuses on the many star attractions of beautiful South Iceland. The tour hits all the major hot spots of the region, including the famous attractions of the Golden Circle, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and stunning black beaches. 

Plus there are a few more great stops along the way.

Highlights include;
  • Visit the must-see attractions of the Golden Circle
  • See impressive waterfalls and gleaming glaciers
  • Feel the power of the thundering waterfall Gullfoss
  • Photograph jagged basalt columns and sweeping black sand beaches

Scandinavia self driving tour holiday packages

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Our travel agency can create a customised driving tour and holiday package to suit you. We have access to the best packages available. 

To make travelling easy not only do we customise every itinerary but, for each booking, all your trip details & important information is then available online via a web browser or our free travel app that you can use via any smartphone.

It makes it really easy for anyone travelling in the group to check their details, schedules, activities for the day and more. Everything is updated electronically if anything changes and it makes it really easy to keep track of your plans.

Self driving tour in Scandinavia Iceland to see Reykjavikurtjorn Speglun Sumarnott

All inclusive Scandinavian tours

Picture this: The ethereal glow of the Icelandic sun casting a golden hue, the gentle embrace of crisp Arctic winds, and the enchanting sight of rugged landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see – you’re not just a driver; you’re an Icelandic adventurer. 

Our travel agency specialises in crafting exclusive self-drive holidays tailored for groups of friends or families.

Embark on a driving journey through Iceland to discover tales of ancient legends and immerse yourself in the essence of Norse mythology. Indulge in the finest Icelandic delicacies, a symphony of culinary excellence showcasing the region’s rich gastronomic heritage.

This isn’t just a holiday; it’s an adventure. Choosing a self-drive tour ensures a sensory masterpiece of an itinerary. You can stop whenever and wherever you like, look at anything that takes your fancy all the while we handle logistics, can coordinate activities and ensure every member of your travelling group experiences the best of Iceland.

Traveling with a group on a self drive tour offers numerous advantages, making it the perfect way to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Let us take care of the details while you focus on enjoying the journey.

1. Exclusive experiences: When you travel as a group it makes it possible to create exclusive experiences and a customised itinerary. You can customise activities to suit your group’s preferences and interests.

2. Simplified planning: Planning a group trip can be complex, but we make it easy with a single point of contact for booking, accommodations, dining, and activities, reducing the logistical challenges often associated with large group travel. This means you all have the same details, travel together & everything is coordinated by our travel agency.

3. Enhanced social interaction: Traveling with a large group provides a unique opportunity for social interaction and bonding. You can strengthen existing relationships, make new friends, and share memorable experiences with a diverse and like-minded group of people.

4. Entertainment: Everyone in your group can find something they enjoy whether it is on board a cruise or enjoying a self driving tour. There are lots of options from food to hiking or visiting museums at leisure.

5. Safety and security: Traveling in a large group can provide an added sense of safety and security. You can look out for each other, and the group size can be reassuring, especially when exploring unfamiliar destinations.

6. Group discounts: Many group travel agents offer discounts and incentives for large groups, making the trip more cost-effective for everyone. This can include complimentary amenities, or group-specific land based excursions or tours.

 7. Variety of destinations: Itineraries often include multiple destinations, allowing your group to explore a range of places in a single trip without the hassle of packing and unpacking at each stop.

8. Customised activities: We can customise activities and excursions to cater to your group’s interests and preferences. Whether it’s cultural tours, adventure activities, or themed events, the cruise can be tailored to your desires.

9. Diverse dining options: There are always a variety of dining options, from buffet-style meals to fine dining. This means that even if your group has varying dietary preferences or restrictions, there are plenty of choices to satisfy everyone.

10. Hassle-free travel: You can relax and enjoy the journey without worrying about transportation logistics, packing and unpacking, or finding restaurants and entertainment options. We can organise it all for you.

Groups by Beyond is a trusted travel agent that thousands of people around the world have used to book group travel holidays in Scandinavia. 

As an experienced group travel agency in Sydney, we take pride in creating memorable holidays that bring people together, foster connections, and create lifelong memories. 

With our extensive expertise and a deep passion for travel, we understand the unique dynamics and requirements of group travel. Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a corporate retreat, a school trip, or simply an adventure with your closest friends, we are here to transform your group’s travel dreams into a reality.

We believe that the joy of travel is amplified when shared with others. That’s why we have carefully curated a diverse selection of destinations perfectly suited for group travel. From awe-inspiring natural wonders to vibrant cultural hubs, our destinations cater to a wide range of interests and preferences, ensuring there’s something for everyone in your group.

Discover the power of group travel with Groups by Beyond. Let us help you create unforgettable holiday adventures, forge new friendships, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Let us turn your group’s travel aspirations into an extraordinary reality, one remarkable destination at a time.

Whether you’re a foodie, culture enthusiast, adventure seeker, or romantic at heart, there’s a themed cruise waiting to take you on a European adventure like no other. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can have a holiday that is extraordinary? 

Choose your theme, pack your bags, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime on holiday to Scandinavia. Bon voyage!

Frequently asked questions about self drive tours in Scandinavia

Scandinavia, part of northern Europe, generally held to consist of the two countries of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway and Sweden, with the addition of Denmark. Some authorities argue for the inclusion of Finland on geologic and economic grounds and of Iceland and the Faroe Islands on the grounds that their inhabitants speak North Germanic (or Scandinavian) languages related to those of Norway and Sweden. 

Typically, when these other areas are added to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, the group is called the “Nordic countries.”

So this means when you are searching for cruises or tours in Scandinavia you will also see some of them called Nordic Tours as the names are used interchangeably.

When people think about taking a holiday to Scandinavia they will often be thinking about seeing the Northern Lights or the fjords of Norway, although there are many other things that a cruise or self drive tour can let you see such as;

  • Witness the mesmerising Northern Lights dance across the Arctic sky.
  • Explore the stunning fjords of Norway by boat or kayak.
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Lofoten Islands for picturesque landscapes and vibrant fishing villages.
  • Experience the midnight sun during the summer months in northern Scandinavia.
  • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in Iceland.
  • Hike to the top of Sweden’s highest peak, Kebnekaise, for panoramic views.
  • Discover the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo and learn about Norse seafaring history.
  • Visit the ABBA Museum in Stockholm for a nostalgic journey through pop music history.
  • Relax in a traditional Finnish sauna followed by a refreshing dip in an icy lake.
  • Explore the unique architecture of Copenhagen, including the colorful Nyhavn waterfront.
  • Attend a traditional Sami reindeer herding experience in northern Sweden or Norway.
  • Discover the historic Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia, just a ferry ride away from Helsinki.
  • Go whale watching off the coast of Iceland for a chance to see humpback and minke whales.
  • Visit the famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and spend a night in a room made entirely of ice.
  • Take a scenic train journey on the Flåm Railway in Norway, passing through dramatic landscapes.
  • Explore the picturesque fairy-tale village of Ærøskøbing on the island of Ærø, Denmark.
  • Sample traditional Nordic cuisine, including gravlax, smørrebrød, and reindeer stew.
  • Go dog sledding through snowy forests in Lapland, Finland.
  • Visit the historic town of Visby on the island of Gotland, Sweden, known for its medieval ruins.
  • Explore the rugged beauty of the Faroe Islands, located between Iceland and Norway.
  • Take a dip in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Springs in Silkeborg, Denmark.
  • Discover the unique art installations at the Kistefos Museum in Jevnaker, Norway.
  • Attend the Midsummer celebrations in Sweden, complete with maypole dancing and traditional festivities.
  • Explore the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland’s Golden Circle, including geysers and waterfalls.
  • Visit the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, Norway, known for its striking architecture.
  • Take a ferry to the stunning archipelago of the Stockholm Skärgård and explore its charming islands.
  • Go skiing or snowboarding in the mountains of Åre, Sweden, Scandinavia’s largest ski resort.
  • Explore the medieval city of Turku, Finland, with its historic castle and cathedral.
  • Visit the Arctic Circle Center in Norway and cross the magical line that marks the Arctic Circle.
  • Experience the traditional Finnish practice of ice swimming, followed by a warm sauna session.
 
and this list is just the beginning

Scandinavia offers a wealth of stunning destinations for self-driving tours, each with its own unique attractions and landscapes. Some of the most popular locations to explore on a self-driving tour in Scandinavia include:

Norwegian Fjords: Journey through the breathtaking fjord landscapes of Norway, including iconic routes like the Geirangerfjord and the Trollstigen mountain road.

Swedish Archipelago: Explore the picturesque islands and coastal towns of the Swedish archipelago, such as the Stockholm Archipelago and the Bohuslän coast.


Danish Countryside: Discover the charming countryside of Denmark, with scenic drives through rolling hills, historic villages, and coastal landscapes.


Finnish Lakeland: Traverse the serene lakes and forests of Finland’s Lakeland region, where you can enjoy peaceful drives and outdoor activities like hiking and canoeing.


Icelandic Ring Road: Embark on an epic road trip around Iceland’s Ring Road, circling the entire island and passing by dramatic landscapes including waterfalls, glaciers, volcanic craters, and black sand beaches.


Lofoten Islands, Norway: Drive through the dramatic scenery of Norway’s Lofoten Islands, known for their rugged mountains, fishing villages, and stunning coastal views.
The Faroe Islands: Navigate the winding roads of the Faroe Islands, where you’ll encounter dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages, and abundant birdlife.


Swedish Lapland: Experience the wild beauty of Swedish Lapland, with drives through vast forests, remote wilderness areas, and opportunities to see the Northern Lights in winter.


These are just a few examples of the many incredible destinations to explore on a self-driving tour in Scandinavia. Whether you’re interested in stunning natural landscapes, cultural heritage, or outdoor adventure, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on a road trip through this diverse and enchanting region.

Iceland is a land of dramatic landscapes, from glaciers and volcanoes to waterfalls and geothermal springs. One of the best ways to explore this otherworldly country is by car. Here are some of the most popular destinations to visit on a road trip in Iceland:

The Golden Circle: This classic route takes in three of Iceland’s most popular natural attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area.

The South Coast:The south coast of Iceland is home to some of the country’s most stunning scenery, including glaciers, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and charming villages. Popular stops include Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks.

The Westfjords:The Westfjords are Iceland’s most remote region, and they offer a chance to experience the country’s untouched beauty. The landscape here is wild and rugged, with fjords, mountains, and cliffs. Popular destinations include the Látrabjarg cliffs, Dynjandi waterfall, and the Gauksstadir geothermal area.guidetoiceland.is

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula:Nicknamed “Iceland in Miniature” for its diverse landscapes, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a great place to see a bit of everything Iceland has to offer. Popular destinations include Snæfellsjökull glacier, Kirkjufell mountain, and Arnarstapi sea stacks.

The Diamond Circle:This route in North Iceland takes in some of the country’s most impressive natural wonders, including Dettifoss waterfall, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Lake Mývatn, a geothermal area with volcanic craters and colorful pseudocraters, and Hveraronda, a geothermal hot springs area.

No matter which route you choose, you’re sure to be amazed by Iceland’s natural beauty. Just be sure to plan your trip carefully, as the weather in Iceland can change quickly.

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